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Asthma

Asthma is chronic respiratory disorder that causes difficulty in breathing when the airways become inflamed and narrow. It is usually caused by allergies. The condition can be managed by medication but sometimes, severe asthma attacks can be fatal.

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Farm-like Indoor Microbiota may Protect Kids from Asthma
Exposure to farm-like indoor microbiota in early life can put kids from asthma and allergies, reports a new study.

Earlier research has sho.....
Most Asthma Patients Skip Doses Due to High Cost
Asthma patients are decreasing or skipping doses owing to high cost. A new study suggests that high out-of-pocket costs are often preventing many pati.....
Paternal Smoking Linked to Childhood Asthma
Kids exposed to paternal tobacco smoking before birth were found to more likely develop asthma – and associated changes to immune genes can help predi.....
Century-long Mystery to Treat Asthma and Airway Inflammation Solved
A century-long puzzle about the presence of protein crystals in asthma has been solved by Belgian research groups from the VIB, Ghent University, Ghen.....
New App may Help Control Asthma Better in Kids with Fewer Hospital Visits
eAsthma Tracker, a new app developed allows parents and doctors to monitor a child's asthma status in real time and help manage the disease by improvi.....


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